Neurosurgery : About

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Ochsner has gained both regional and national recognition as a leader in neurosurgical services. Our multidisciplinary team, consisting of adult and pediatric neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners, and nurse clinicians, offers a comprehensive approach to care for a wide array of neurosurgical conditions. Our four full-time neurosurgeons and affiliated neurosurgeons perform over 1,000 surgeries every year. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (504) 842-4033.

Brain and Spinal Tumors Program

The Brain and Spinal Tumors Program at Ochsner provides patients with comprehensive, multidisciplinary care and the convenience of fast track appointments. Our surgeons are trained in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of brain and spinal tumors.

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Treatment Modalities

Surgical Intervention

Our comprehensive team of board certified, fellowship trained neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons and otolaryngologists are experts in skull base tumor resection and the treatment of skull base tumors.  We use the most advanced technologies to aid in the safe resection of tumors, while reducing postoperative deficits.

Radiosurgery

Our neurosurgeons also use radiosurgery, a sophisticated noninvasive treatment used to eliminate tumors.  Our surgeons are among the Gulf South region’s most experienced in treating tumors using this technology.

Medical Management

Treatment planning and care for brain tumors is managed by a multidisciplinary team.  This approach gives our patients the most up-to-date, comprehensive care.

Functional Neurosurgery Program

We provide the region’s most comprehensive movement disorder program and accept patients from across the Gulf South. A team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuro-rehabilitation care for patients afflicted with Parkinson’s disease, other movement disorders and psychological conditions.

Pediatric Neurosurgery Program

Our pediatric program is the region’s most comprehensive and the only one offering in utero repair of myelomeningocele for babies diagnosed with spina bifida on ultrasound. Our pediatric patients have access to both neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.
For more information on pediatric services, visit Ochsner Medical Center for Children.

Back and Spine Center

The Ochsner Back and Spine Center provides the most comprehensive and specialized care and relief to patients suffering from any type of spine or back pain or discomfort. Click here to learn more.